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Claudia Meier Volk Papers
S-90 · Collection · 1974-1976

This collection contains varies correspondences and materials relating to Claudia Meier Volk and her time spent in office. There are a number of correspondences related to" agriculture, drinking age, equal rights amendment, family planning, gun control, and a number of other correspondences. Other material includes legislative material, bills, personal papers, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.

Volk, Claudia Meier
3 · Collection · 1890-1910

Contained in this collection are 832 William Henry Jackson chromolithographs. Total number of images, including duplicates, are 1243. The images are organized by serial number, including those that are duplicates. If an image has duplicates, the number of additional copies are noted after the caption in the finding aid.

The description of each image is the caption as printed on the chromolithograph. Copyright of these images, as stamped on the chromolithograph are all dated few years before and after 1900. Images depicted on the chromolithographs are from Europe, especially Germany, Austria, and Great Britain, and North America. Subjects shown include prominent buildings or groups of buildings, views of cities, country sides, and mountains, such as Yellowstone, cliff dwellings in Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Niagara Falls.

The Library of Congress has many of these chromolithographs already scanned and available in different file formats, including as TIF files. Those already scanned by the Library of Congress were not scanned again; instead, a link is provided for under each image that is available through the Library of Congress. Those that were not available through the Library of Congress have been scanned and are available through the Repository @ St. Cloud State.

Jackson, William Henry
David L. Kiehle Papers

The contents of this collection cover the entire span of David L. Kiehle’s life, from 1837 to 1918, with materials pertinent to both his personal life and various educational ventures. It includes Kiehle’s 193 autobiography, various newspaper clippings regarding his multiple roles as an educator in Minnesota, and correspondence written between Kiehle and several of his colleagues and professional acquaintances. In addition, the collection includes several of Kiehle’s personal possessions, including multiple academic honors and awards granted to Kiehle, along with photographs of Kiehle and multiple members of his immediate family.

Kiehle, David L.

This is an artificial collection in AtoM as a placeholder for digital objects that do not have a parent collection. This material is mostly in unprocessed materials that have no proper finding aid in AtoM. Once the objects have a finding aid in AtoM, they will be moved there.

Don Boros Theatre Collection
43 · Collection

The Don Boros Theatre Collection have been donated to University Archives from alum Don Boros (who received an undergraduate degree in 1966 and a graduate degree in 1967) over the course of many years. The collection consists of five separate series: Programs, Scrapbooks, Theatre Magazines, Autographs, and Miscellaneous.

Series 1. Programs

This series makes up the majority of the collection and consists of programs for plays and musicals, many of which include newspaper or magazine clippings that discuss the performances. Most of the programs are for performances in the United States, especially on Broadway in New York City, but also include theaters in, among other cities, San Francisco; Chicago; Ann Arbor; Boston; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C. Most of the foreign programs are for performances in London and other cities in the United Kingdom, with a smaller number coming from the major cities in France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, and several from Canada as well. The collection covers a wide range of performances, and many of them include programs for different productions over the years. This is especially the case with plays by Shakespeare. The programs range in date from 1783 to 2000, with most coming from the 20th century. Where known, the writer, lead, and director are provided. This part of the collection is organized into seven different sub-series.

Sub-Series 1. Single play programs

This sub-series covers programs for single performances and is the bulk of Series 1.

Sub-Series 2. Multiple play programs

This sub-series consists of programs for multiple performances.

Sub-Series 3. Dance companies

This sub-series covers programs for dance companies, most of which are ballet.

Sub-Series 4. Orchestra / Musical performances

This sub-series includes programs for orchestra/musical performances, most of which are orchestral.

Sub-Series 5. Festivals

This sub-series consists of programs and informational booklets for festivals from around the world with subjects that include drama, dance, film, opera, puppets, and folk.

Sub-Series 6. Theatre specific

This sub-series includes programs and informational booklets for specific theaters or people. It has three groupings: items in the first provide information about performances for a specific theater for a single season. Items in the second provide information either about the theater in general or about performances over several years. Items in the third are about specific artists or specific theater events.

Sub-Series 7. Oversize

This sub-series contains oversized programs and flattened posters.

Series 2. Scrapbooks

This series consists of 17 scrapbooks. Most of these are filled with only theater programs or pages from programs, though some include newspaper clippings. One includes programs for special events and ceremonies, and three of them consist of notebooks of handwritten descriptions of theater and opera programs/performances. The dates for the items in these scrapbooks range from 1885 to 1956, with much of them coming from the 1920s.

Series 3. Autographs and Manuscript Material

This series includes of autographs, photographs or printed images, and correspondence from actors, writers, directors, critics, and others from the entertainment industry. Also included here are some published and unpublished material related to individuals and not signed. A few letters with unidentified signatures and some miscellaneous items are also included.

Series 4. Miscellaneous

This series contains miscellaneous items, mainly play reviews fromTime magazine from the 1940s and 1950s, a few foreign language items related to theater, and a variety of miscellaneous items related to theater activities, such as guides and conferences.

Don Samuelson Papers
S-1836 · Collection · 1967-1974

The Don Samuelson Papers mainly contain correspondence, government reports and pamphlets, news releases, and the Representative’s documents from his time in office. Samuelson served in the Minnesota House of Representatves from 1969-1982 and in the Minnesota Senate from 1983-2002. The majority of the items date between 1968 and 1972. The collection consist of two series: Constituents Correspondence and Legislative Materials. In series 1, the correspondences between Samuelson and his constituents regarding an array of topics from abortion, gun control, and fluoridation legislation. In Series 2, the legislative materials from topics such as education, health, welfare, etc., concerning the Representative’s actions while elected.

Samuelson, Don
Don Sikkink Papers

These materials concern the academic activities of Don Sikkink, who was a former professor and administrator at St. Cloud State University between 1963 and 1990. They include Sikkink’s 2010 written recollections of his tenure at SCSU, along with a travel journal and slides taken during two SCSU faculty and student trips to China in fall 1985 and spring 1987. In 1985. the trip was to include a stop in Japan but travel difficulties prevented that.

Sikkink, Donald E.
BIRK · Collection · 1958-2017

This collection contains the professional work papers of Minnesota historical archaeologist Douglas A. Birk. Records include fieldwork, research notes, correspondence, writings, and subject files. Topics include the history of the fur trade and the archaeological record of central and northern Minnesota.

Record Group 1: Career files represents an overview of Birk’s professional activities. Series within this group include general correspondence, an incomplete but substantial collection of Birk’s writings, records of presentations given, conferences attended, and newspaper clippings documenting his career. Importantly, this group includes Birk’s field journals/log books and daily journals. The former document Birk’s activities at archaeological sites and includes an index of all field journal entries contained throughout the paper collection, cross referenced by location and date.

Record Group 2: Research files are arranged by topic and cover Birk’s areas of professional expertise. Prominent topics include the archaeological record of sites within the LEHP, especially 21MO20; Minnesota’s Colonial and Territorial periods; John Sayer; Zebulon Pike; Protestant missions; mounds; historic communities; historic transportation routes; and journals, artifact studies, and sites relating to the fur trade in Minnesota. Records within each series include fieldwork, correspondence, project documentation, copies of primary and secondary source documents, and research notes. Content notes are also provided at the series level, as the details of each series varies. Birk maintained these files throughout his career and most series include records spanning multiple decades.

Record Group 3: Work files are primarily the institutional records of Birk’s employers that Birk retained in his personal files. Records in this group are divided into series representing each employer. Records within series are mostly arranged by type and/or function rather than topic and include correspondence, board minutes, financials, project files, and public relations. This group also includes Birk’s educational records from junior college to graduate school.

Record Group 4: Subject files functions as a “catch-all” category for records that are broadly organized by subject and do not fit within the preceding groups. These include records of Birk’s involvement with local historical societies, material on professional standards and legal requirements, and miscellany.

Record Groups 5-7 represent special format records and do not relate to the intellectual arrangement of the collection. See the arrangement and access notes for more details.

Researchers are encouraged to search this finding aid thoroughly and consider all areas of the collection were information relevant to their research interest may be found. For instance, while research material on a particular topic may be concentrated in the relevant series in group 2, a finished publication stemming from this research is likely to be located in group 1. Meanwhile, correspondence and other documentation of the context of a research project may be located in group 1, 2, or 3 under various series.

Birk, Douglas A.
Dr. Julius Buscher Papers
S-66 · Collection · 1891-1963

The Dr. Julius Buscher Papers contain mainly correspondence, letters, ledgers, and manuscript articles written for medical journals. The majority of the material is related to medicine. The majority of the items date between 1920 and 1940, when Dr. Buscher was practicing medicine.

Buscher, Julius C.
219 · Collection · 1939-1949

These 142 letters were written between Virginia Brainard and her parents Dudley and Merl Brainard between 1939 and 1949. There are a small number of letters not between daughter and parents, but letters written about the Brainard family and a few other significant letters, such as the letter sent by author Sinclair Lewis to Dudley.

At Iowa State

Dating between 1940 and 1943 while attending Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, these letters are mostly written and mailed by Virginia Brainard to her parents, Dudley and Merl Brainard. She candidly wrote her family about possibly anything and everything, especially adjustments to social life, dating, school, political discussions, her friends and roommates, food, clothing, hygiene, mental health, and various information about her siblings (Connie, Eleanor, Charles, and Edward), her parents, and other family members.

Virginia had immense concern over grades and classes. Money was especially a common worry, needed class expenses, housing, fees, books, personals, clothing, etc. Virginia often wrote about her desire and passion for her journalism classes and writing stories for the student newspaper Iowa State Daily Student. She was also extremely proud when her father Dudley was appointed St. Cloud State president in early 1943.

Going to school during World War II, Virginia also offered insights to the anxieties of young adults and how rationing, army training and the drafting of young men affected Iowa State.

In 1943, Virginia graduated with a degree in Journalism and Home Economics.

After Iowa State

Letters written between the years of 1944 to 1949 were mostly from Dudley and Merl to Virginia. There is a small portion of letters from non-family members and military officials, including Sinclair Lewis, US Navy, and Major Julian Gist.

For the entire year of 1949, the letters are exclusively from Dudley and Merl to Virginia. They generally report of their daily lives, issues, and people they see. The letters are extremely candid about the other Brainard children, especially about how they are each doing in school and their personal lives. Dudley and Merl were extremely proud of Virginia in her accomplishments in journalism and for her future.

Brainard, Virginia